Gap Tests and How They Grow
NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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Available data from four different gap tests were compared. The study indicated a linear relation between the critical gap lengths 50 point of the NOL LSGT and those of each of the other three tests, hence a linear relation for any pair of the 4 tests. On the other hand, the approximate equivalency curve between the 50 gaps of the NOL LSGT and those of the recently developed expanded LSGT has been drawn with some curvature. The reasons for this are presented, and the detonation properties leading to increased size of the gap test are described. Finally, the recently developed super gap test is compared to the others and its objective considered.
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